'I am insanely in love with George Cross, a perfect detective for our time and for all time.' Stephen Fry
DS George Cross delves deep into the world of dirty politics in this Bristol detective series perfect for fans of Peter James and Joy Ellis.
A smashed window. A ransacked room. A dead body. At first glance, it's a burglary gone wrong.
First impressions of a crime scene are crucial... but they aren't always correct. When DS George Cross – Bristol Crime Unit's most eccentric, dogged and successful detective – starts investigating the death of former mayor Peggy Frampton, he's convinced that what looks like a bungled burglary is in fact a case of pre-meditated murder.
After her political career ended, Peggy became a controversial blogger whose forthright opinions attracted a battalion of online trolls. And then there's her family: an unfaithful husband and a gambling-addicted son. With yet more enemies in her past, the list of suspects seems unending.
Now Cross must unpick this dark web of seedy connections to find her killer – but the sheer number of suspects is clouding his usually impeccable logic. He's a relentlessly methodical detective, but no case can last forever: can Cross catch the killer before he runs out of time?
The Politician is a part of the DS George Cross thriller series, which can be read in any order.
'Sullivan has given us a British detective for the 21st century who will be hard to forget.' Daily Mail
''I am insanely in love with George Cross, a perfect detective for our time and for all time. His complexity, orneriness and dogged persistence makes for such a complete and admirable hero... The Patient is a cracking mystery, full of twists and surprises to the end' Stephen Fry.
'Sullivan has given us a British detective for the 21st century who will be hard to forget' Daily Mail.
'Superb, clever and taut' Belfast Telegraph.
'The fact that Cross has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder makes him just as intriguing as the murder mystery' The Times.
'Fantastic police procedurals and attention to detail' Bishop's Stortford Independent.
'An absolute cracker' The Bookbag.
'There is so much to uncover in this fantastic novel... Loved it’ Frost Magazine